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Pepper spray payouts statement postponed | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Pepper spray payouts statement postponed | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Bermuda

The Speaker of the House of Assembly yesterday blocked a statement on payments to pepper-sprayed protesters who forced a postponement of a House of Assembly meeting.Dennis Lister told Wayne Caines, the national security minister, to postpone his statement until a Joint Select Committee set up to examine the events of December 2, 2016, had delivered its findings.The JSC was set up in January 2018 to look into the clash between police and demonstrators, when several protesters were pepper-spr
The Royal Gazette, 2 days ago

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Mayor: St George's meeting 'may be the last' | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Mayor: St George's meeting 'may be the last' | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Bermuda

Quinell Francis, the Mayor of St George’s, announced this afternoon the corporation was "saddened and disappointed" at plans by the Bermuda Government that could see the organisation cease.She was commenting on proposals by the Government that would either turn the Corporations of Hamilton and St George’s into quangos, or have them absorbed into the Government.Ms Francis issued a statement decrying the "very limited consultation" on the proposal, which was released by the Ministry of Home A
The Royal Gazette, 3 days ago

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Rare snail returns to island | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Environment

Rare snail returns to island | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Environment

Bermuda

An endangered species of snail unique to Bermuda has been returned to the island after a breeding programme in Britain.Four thousand of the Poecilozonites bermudensis snails, bred in a joint effort between the Zoological Society of London and Chester Zoo, are being tagged and released by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.The snails, thought to be extinct, were sent to London in 2014 after specimens were found living in an alley in the City of Hamilton.
The Royal Gazette, 4 days ago

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Hate graffiti attack on two businesses | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

Hate graffiti attack on two businesses | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

Bermuda

Racist graffiti and death threats to a politician have been scrawled on two businesses. The messages were painted on the Empire Grocery and Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Centre on Devonshire’s North Shore Road. A police spokesman said that officers were notified of the damage to the store at about 6.30am. The nearby medical centre reported similar scrawls about 8.30am.The spokesman added: "The graffiti was documented and reassurance provided to the staff of both business
The Royal Gazette, 5 days ago

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Dr Ball scholarship applications open | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Health

Dr Ball scholarship applications open | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Health

Bermuda

Students interested a career in public health have been invited to apply for a prestigious scholarship. The Dr Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship is awarded every year to students who want to pursue a career or professional development. The number of scholarships awarded and their value varies from year to year. A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said: "Scholarships are awarded for a combination of academic achievement, financial need and choice of healthcare profession that would
The Royal Gazette, 6 days ago

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Harbour Nights to return in April | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

Harbour Nights to return in April | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

Bermuda

Harbour Nights is set to return on April 17, according to the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.And the organisers of the street festival series are looking for more local vendors to take part.A spokeswoman for the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce said: "Front Street will host Bermuda’s largest and longest running street festival, with offerings from local artisans, crafters, chefs, musicians and other entertainers, and of course, the Gombeys."The Chamber invites those who are interested in par
The Royal Gazette, 7 days ago

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Bank workers dish up breakfast for homeless | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

Bank workers dish up breakfast for homeless | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

Bermuda

Bank workers swapped dollars for dishes yesterday as they served breakfast to homeless and hungry Bermudians.A team from Clarien Bank helped to provide meals at the Anglican Cathedral in Hamilton as part of the church’s charity work.The service welcomes about 60 to 70 people, mostly those who are homeless or seniors, on Mondays and Thursdays.Beth Piggott, an organiser of the programme, said it made a "tremendous" difference.She explained: "They get a real breakfast, sometimes
The Royal Gazette, 9 days ago

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Rental tax proposal dropped | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Rental tax proposal dropped | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Bermuda

A proposal to introduce a rental tax in the Budget has been removed from consideration, Government said today.Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, has dropped the idea.It came after members of the public raised concerns about the idea.But the minister said today some people had been supportive of the proposal and his decision not to proceed was based on exploring other revenue-raising opportunities.His move was praised by Age Concern Bermuda, who met ministry officials y
The Royal Gazette, 10 days ago

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Armed robbery at gas station | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Crime

Armed robbery at gas station | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Crime

Bermuda

Two men held up a Warwick gas station in an armed robbery today.Police were called to the Esso Tigermarket on Middle Road at about 4.20pm.A police spokesman said two males completely covered in black and wearing full face helmets brandished a bladed article and an apparent firearm, demanding money. They left with an undisclosed amount of cash. No staff were injured.The pair were described as between 5ft 10in and 6ft.Although the incident was similar to an armed robbery
The Royal Gazette, 11 days ago

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Arrivals up 11 per cent in 2018 | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Tourism

Arrivals up 11 per cent in 2018 | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Tourism

Bermuda

A record number of vacationers paid a visit to Bermuda last year, new figures from the island’s tourism quango showed today. And the head of the Bermuda Tourism Authority championed the "real men and women" of Bermuda’s hospitality industry for making the feat possible. Kevin Dallas, the chief executive of the BTA, said that Bermuda’s tourism industry "is on a sustained path of recovery". He added that a "totally fresh approach" to tourism was put together by the BTA in 2014 and 201
The Royal Gazette, 12 days ago

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